Our Samuel Blenkin (currently shooting on Stephen Moffat/BBC One’s Dracula) has been announced to lead the cast of the National Theatre’s Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Based on the acclaimed book by Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Good Omens) and adapted by Joel Horwood, this modern myth follows our hero Alex (played by Samuel) as he battles with dark, ancient forces that threaten to destroy his rural Sussex life.

The production starts previews from the 3rd December, and officially opens in the Dorfman Theatre on Wednesday 11th December.